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day here at pimlico. the live preview coming up and getting ready for tomorrow's preakness. >> it's friday morning thanks for joining us it's lady's night at 6 in the morning. lynette charles will look at weather and lauren cook with traffic i am megan pringle. >> you saw charley and the sunshine. that's what we will get for today. maybe a few high clouds moving in across the area. but plenty of sunshine to be had for today. we are cold this morning, though. i will call it chilly. there's chill in the air shall we. 47 degrees right now is what we are looking at in perry hall. good morning. and easton you are at 50. glenell at 47. we should be at 52 degrees now for the low temperatures and that puts it in perspective for you. winds not a big problem fortoday. yesterday on the breezy side. not so much today. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. we have all five sweeps on it. will stay dry through the rest of the day. but we have change in the forecast. but let's do a little recap for today. it's going to be a fantastic
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friday on tap. dry and mainly clear and seasonably cool and less breezy. all right let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren. >> reporter: good morning. well, for those of you in baltimore county, the harrisburg expressway is in great shape from york towards the beltway and it will remain delay free on the jfx. heading out to the beltway, here's what it looks like in towson at york. no problems to report whatsoever. you are looking at just a 9- minute ride from 95 all the way up to 83. and as for the northwest side of 695 this is what it looks like in pikesville at green spring avenue a little bit of traffic starting to pick up. no delays as of yet. it will be an easy ride travel towards 95. 59 at northeast corridor in white marsh shaping up to be a very easy commute. only 14 minutes from the beltway to downtown baltimore. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. we have breaking news right now. police arrested a suspect in the high in
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mississippi. authorities say that a 28-year- old james willie will be charged with two counts of capital murder. he is held at the county jail south of memphis. investigators say that he was not posing as a police officer in the shootings as previously suspected. and they say they were able to match ballistics from the shooting to a gun found in his position. we are -- possession. >> we are following this story on air and online so you can get breaking news e-mail alerts sent to your computer or mobile device. go to new details emerging in the trayvon martin case. we have learned that the florida teen's mother will be in baltimore this weekend speaking at a church. linda so is live this morning in northwest baltimore with the latest details. linda. >> reporter: we have learned martin amother will be here this sunday at the empowerment temple to speak at both the 9:30 and 11:30 morning services
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on sunday. this is the first visit to baltimore. the pastor here a family friend arranged for her to be here. she will speak about how she's coping with her son's death after being shot and killed almost three months ago by george zimmerman. this comes as new video has surfaced that shows martin's final moments at 57-eleven where he bought skittles and iced tea and there's new photos of zimmerman after the shooting. a report says he has cuts on the forehead and bloody nose and small cuts to the back of the head. newly released autopsy reports from martin says he had thc. here's what his family attorney says about the new information. >> say von had -- trayvon had to fight a guy that's harmed so the level of injuries yes, he has injuries but they are not life-threatening injuries. >> reporter: now there's seating for 2000 people at the
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church and they expect a full house. if you plan to be here, get here early. live in northwest baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. 4 minutes after 6. this morning jurors in north carolina will begin deliberating the charges against jon edwards. prosecutors told them in closing argue men the former prez presidential candidate broke campaign laws in an effort to cover up a sex scandal. the defense says he committed sins but not a crime. pat mcdonough is known for controversy and he is defending recent comments he made about crime in baltimore. sherrie johnson has more on what mcdonough has to say and new reaction. this is upsetting a lot of people. >> reporter: people are fired up about this. and it started when delegate pat mcdonough put out a news release saying black youth mobs terrorize people on holidays. he sent a letter to the governor asking him to bring
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more police to control roving mobs of black youth and says a trip through downtown baltimore plus the videotaped attack on tourists on st. patrick's day made him think about the crime issue. use of black mobs has people angry and offended. mayor rawlings blake declined a on camera interview but a spokesperson says it was racially charged publicity stunt. >> we can say the black caucus and black ministers alliance and a black scientists achieved this or that, but we can't talk about black youth mobs who were creating black victims. >> if you know this delegate you know he's headline grabber and some call rush limbaugh junior. >> reporter: in response to the comments the mayor's off the office reported since 2007, juvenile homicides in baltimore city are down 50%. and juvenile shootings down
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70%. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. as you can imagine we are getting a lot of comments on the facebook fan page about this. for example, nisha says no one is listening to him because of how he just making it seem that all black youth in the city are violent. remember you can sound off on the facebook page many we want to know what you think. we will share your comments coming up in the next half- hour. dozens of world leaders will be in maryland today. they are going to be joining president obama and a group of the 8 economic summit all happening at camp david and on the agenda, the discussion about europe's economic woes and so lid fiesing plans for winding down the afghan war. the postats. als is moving forward with cost cutting plans. tarting in july they will close or consolidate plants. when a plant is -- when the plan is implemented at the end of 2014, 229 plans will consolidate and close and 25,000 jobs will be gone.
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for customers, this could mean slower delivery for most mail. the 137th preakness is is a day away and the events leading up to the second leg of the triple crown are continuing today. so, charley is out live at pimlico with a preview of everything that's going on. charley. >> reporter: and we have got to be light on our feet because thehorses are going out to the track and getting in practice runs and getting ready for black eyed susan day and ramping up to tomorrow's preakness. this is mike here with pimlico racecourse. this is like the superbowl around here. >> it's lot of fun. as we were saying, today might be busier than preakness day. you know, horses are training and it's going to be packed. we have 13 races and every race we pretty much have to write a story on. so, today, -- tomorrow there's more races but more time in between races. so until about 5:00 tomorrow it's manageable. but today, it's like bang, bang, bang, bang and it's a
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labor of love. >> reporter: and this is the oldest race. black eyed susan stakes the old aest race out of pimlico. >> it's pretty old but tomorrow we have the dixie i think is the oldest. but i think black eyed susan is in the top three. but you know, pmly co -- pimlico and we have pink today and the girls and we have a lady legends race for retired riders coming out for a mutual event. it's the thirdee and we have a female jockey challenge including rosie who grew up here and rode a couple days after finishing 11th grade and she is the best female rider in the country and one of the best riders in the country. >> reporter: tours going on sunrise on hill top and a musical act. you advice fans to get here early. >> this day is a day where if you don't want to fight the crowds and traffic, it will be about 30,000 people out here today but it's a spectacular
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day. the weatherman treated us well. if you want to play hooky and have a three-day weekend, today is the day to come. >> reporter: thanks so much for the time this morning. a great time out here at pimlico. more horses going out to the track. we will continue live reports until then charley crowson, a about c2 news. if you -- abc2 news. if you are look for something else, there's other activities many sample wines and enjoy live muse at the wine in the woods tomorrow and sunday in columbia. and cyclists are riding to feed those with hiv aids and breast cancer. they will ride from ocean city to charm city tomorrow and they are going to enat the moveable feast in baltimore. you can take the kids out check out the new interactive exhibit at port discovery children's museum called the adventures of mr. potatoe head. each year thousands of gas pumps are inspected by the state of maryland. and not just to make sure the gas quality is good but our investigation reveals what they find and it may affect what you pay at the pump.
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and disco fans are remembering a music legend. a look back at the life of donna summer. time for a check on your weather. here's lynette. >> all right. stepping out the door this morning, it's going to be dry but it's going to be a shock to the system. grab the jacket as you head out and about. and i will tell you when the next chance for rain moves into the picture coming up. >> reporter: traffic is starting to pick up on the south side of 95. i will show you what the beltway looks like in the my abc2 timesaver track report. 50 degree and this is a live picture of new york, the brooklyn bridge. let's get a look at today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech buys facebook awaits the public sale of the to being. there's a all night session at company headquarters. many employees become millionaires when shares go on the market. and facebook is not the only social network writing -- riding high. penterist raised 100 million dollars bringing the total
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value to 1.5 billion. the virtual scrap boobing site is the third most popular site. a private rocket heads to the international space station. the space exploration technology flight is bringing groceries and test flight will be the first nongovernment trip to the space station. and iran is threatening to sue google over the map of the persian gulf. the name is missing. arab states insist on calling it the arabian gulf which upsets iran. those are the tech bites and i am rob nelson.
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now "good morning maryland." you have to look at this severe weather rolling through georgia bringing strong wins and lightning. outside -- winds and lightning. they were seeing p-ea-sized
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hail. and you can listen to it. at one point they say it almost looked like a snowstorm. it's incredible video. it looks like snow. >> but you get hail and the thunderstorms and that's what they got yesterday. but for today, things are quieter in georgia. but they have a chance for more showers and thunderstorms and also now developing along the coast, some more disturbed weather. and that could be affecting us. >> might be coming our way. >> of course we need the rain. >> i am going to show you this area of disturbed weather i was talking about with megan. it's going to get its act together and slowly move up the coast and by sunday, that's when we have the chance for showers in the forecast. but for today, no type of showers. it's going to be a fabulous day. we are dealing with plenty sunshine and maybe a few clouds trying to stream into the area. but let me show you for yourself. as we look at what's going on in terms of temperatures in
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laurel, right around 51 degrees and we can see the wind are calm and won't be a big factor for today. the air is dry and towson is good at 50 degrees but we are cool. we step outside in towson and you are looking at plenty of blue sky and a nice sunrise. enjoy it because high pressure will do it's thing and slide off toward the east. when that happens, we might get a northeastern flow and that's what could bring a few high clouds into the area going through the afternoon. but future trend moves that system close to the area by saturday and could kick in a few clouds. partly cloudy on saturday and then by sunday, that's when we have the chance for wet weather in the forecast. but for today, hour by hour looks nice. eat outdoors. temperatures at 77 degrees. let's check the traffic with lauren. >> reporter: good morning. freakiness shut down many roads including west rogers at northern parkway. for a list of the closures, go
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to no delays through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel. as for the northeast corridor of 95, here's what it looks like in white marsh north of route 43. a 4-minute ride to the beltway. and 695 shaping up kneesly in parkville. a live look at harford road. you are looking at a 9-minute ride from 95 to 83. and look that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. >> i would say seymour is up for adoption but there's no way the dog is leaving the studio. everyone is in love. >> everyone fell in love with seymour. >> aleen gabbey is here with -- aileen gabbey is here with seymour. >> he is 5 months old. lots of energy is an understatement. he's been jumping in the air andplaying with the toy and is a lot of fun. think he will make a great family pet. >> he's little dog and little dogs have big personalities correct. >> like the napoleon syndrome they get full of themselves.
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and i think i am seeing that. and sometimes we treat little dogs differently than bigger dogs and they get a big ego. so, people often will pick them up and carry them and they get used to it and they are allowed to do things other dogs are not allowed to do and they see their status in a different way. >> oh. >> so for dogs, they are pack animals and they he need to be at the bottom of the pack to be well -- they need to be at the bottom of the pack to be well behaved and little dogs think i am head of the pack. >> i can see how people would lose their mind over him knees the purse pet. put him in the purse but you need for the little dogs to show they are in a pack and they are the dog and need to be the lowest and well behaved. you go out the door first and give him permission to eat and don't allow him on furniture unless you give him permission. do all the little things and it helps make sure your dog understands its place in the world. >> he is available at maryland spca. you are opened on the weekend and they have all sorts of dogs
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and cats right now. i think i found a tickle spot. >> the spot. >> during the commercial. thanks for coming in. >> thanks you. stay with us this morning, coming up next, how a bathroom break could lead to a break in the case. why police in a town are waiting for a suspect to use the bathroom. we will be right back. so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. mmm-hmm.
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and just leave your phone in your purse. i don't want you texting, all right? daddy...ok! ok, here you go. be careful. thanks dad. call me -- but not while you're driving. ♪ [ dad ] we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. ♪
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on sunday thousands of people are expect to see a spectacular thing. a rare solar eclipse known as the ring of fire. that's when the sun will appear as a thin ring behind the moon and the spectacular sight will be visible in several states. not on the east coast. we are not going to see it. that he say diamonds are forever. police -- they say diamonds are forever but police are hoping they won't have to wait that long. they believe a suspected jewel thief swallowed a 1.7 carat diamond worth 20,000 dollars. authorities have locked him up for a week now waiting for nature to take its course.
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richard matthews gets to eat anything he wants but authorities say that they are giving him laxatives. time for a check on your traffic your commute lauren i am not sure who would want the diamond now. >> reporter: i am fine. no worries about other diamonds. well, if you are heading out to the jfx, we are dealing with the ongoing construction at 28th street. what the traffic system does is lets me zero in and using google satellite image to show the trouble spots. speeds at 56 miles per hour. it will be an easy ride into the city. this abc2 timesaver traffic system monitors traffic flow many we are in the green traveling through the harbor tunnel and the fort mchenry tunnel and has the ability to pull up live image. 895 north not too many cars it will be nice and clear. the abc2 timesaver traffic system monitors how long it will take to drive from point "a" to point "b." we are in great shape
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southbound. 14 minutes from the beltway to downtown. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. getting into character for a class project got a 2nd grader in trouble. he dressed up as martin luther king junior. what got him hauled into the principal's office was painting his face black. >> i tried my best i don't want to be mean. it's a costume. i don't want to insult anybody. >> he was asked to wash his face but his parents refused and pulled him out of school. more cases of child sex abuse are being reported in baltimore. when they are reported, this is where they end up. children and their families go to the baltimore child abuse center. this center provides children support, medical treatment, crisis counseling and the need is greater than ever. >> this year alone they have seen over a thousand kids,
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which is a huge increase from the past. and we think that's due to the response is quicker. so less people are falling through the cracks. but it's a really important issue. a lot of people don't want to talk about it and this is a safe haven to talk about it. >> to raise funds the center is holding a family friendly spring festival this sunday and it's at len in the morning and it goes until 3 in the afternoon at cory lake at green spring. it starts at 11 in the morning 3 in the afternoon and admission is 25 bucks per family including 20 tickets. all the is throne the screen. -- is there on the screen. live pictures from washington where we have learned today president obama will announce a new 3 billion dollar food drive to help fight hunger and poverty in africa. private companies will raise the money. white house leaders say it could lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next ten years. 6:24. people living in an apartment complex in texas seem to be having trouble with their
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balcony. they won't stay up. the destruction caught on tape. we will show you in the minutesahead.
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you're watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland." state inspectors of gas station reveal price discrepancies that could result in you paying more.
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what the investigation uncovered. the water bills that has baltimore city residents in total disbelief. what caused the erroneous numbers and what he being done to fix it. >> reporter: race fans here at pimlico treated to i'll have another getting ready for a morning run. the trainer looks on and live reports from the racecourse coming up in minutes. >> the horses are so beautiful. thanks for joining us on this friday morning. i am megan pringle with lynette charles and lauren cook with weather and traffic. sun starting to rise. >> i love the horse, but you see the coats out there. it's chilly out there. >> it is chilly out there. >> as you head out, make sure to have the big coat on. looking at maryland's most powerful radar as of now and we are nice and dry. and you wonder will we stay that way through the afternoon. well, we are. so all five sweeps are on scanning the skies. not going to be able to phoned anything. but temperature is the big story and we are cool. so, 48 is what we have in bel
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air. centerville at 52 right now. and manchester right around 54. the winds are nice and calm and won't be giving us problems like yesterday. it was a bit gusty. we head out to manchester where we are seeing a beautifulsunrise. and that continues throughout the day. the sunshine will be there and we like what we see. let's check the traffic and tell us if we like what we are seeing on the roadways. >> reporter: well, we do have the first incident of the morning. we are dealing with a disabled tractor trailer on the south side of 95. now, it is along the northbound lanes at route 32. not causing too much of a backup as you make the drive towards the beltway. as you head out to the west side of the beltway here's what it looks like at liberty road. it is starting to pick up in this vicinity on the outer loop and it will be slow making the drive towards interstate 706789 no concerns moving -- 706789 no concerns moving through -- 70. no concerns moving through parkville. a 9-minute ride from 95 all the way up to 83. and heading out to the jfx, we have all